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Re: HMCS Haida/Huron colour question ....
It's worth stating that numerous destroyers wore a scheme similar in shape to that Plate 401 design, but many of them changed at least one aspect of the design. If trying to judge whether a paint is the same as a standardised design or whether it differed, one needs to invest the effort to understand how the Royal Navy paints actually worked together and what their relative tones
in particular were, what this looks like in photographs and how to spot an out-lying tone that doesn't fit the tonal arrangement of the standard design.
As a matter of company policy, Trumpeter should always be assumed to be wrong when it comes to Royal Navy (or Commonwealth derivatives) ship paints.
Secondly, we have no Colourcoats dealers in Canada and there hasn't been since WEM owned Colourcoats. We changed almost all of the colours since then too, of course.
HMCS Haida's paint scheme is based on a design plate in C.B.3098(R) 1943 edition, although the design was clearly in use before then and indeed the aforementioned Confidential Book notes this:
Great question, to which there is not a clear answer. I'm working on Haida and there are a lot of gaps in the documentation. Haida is believed to be wearing G20 as the main pattern on the hull, G45 on the forward and upper pattern, and B30 on the rear upper.
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